Know How
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Know How

Know How is a new programme for the cultural sector in the East Midlands, designed to take your organisation on a journey placing digital and design thinking at the heart of what you do.

Through the Know How process we will help you shape, refine and build a new offer enabled by digital tech by connecting you with new ideas, tools and resources that help you leverage the know how held within your organisation.

Organisations working in the arts, culture and heritage sector in the East Midlands can access a supportive and structured process developed by Broadway's Near Now programme and the award-winning service design agency Snook.

Over a six month period we will help you conceive new ideas enabled by digital tech, bring them to life and explore their potential before refining your ideas through prototypes, allowing you to better identify opportunities and understand your audiences.


To apply for the Know How 2015 programme, complete the online application linked below.  We recommend reading through the details of the programme before applying.  For guidance on the application, we have produced a Word Document that details the questions to help you plan your response.  You can download this from

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Download the Programme

Download text-only version of the Know How Programme [Click Here].

Dates for your Diary

Invitation to apply: 24th November 2014
Deadline for applications: 15th December 2014

THINK: 19th and 20 January 2015
DEVELOP: January - March 2015
PLAY: 23rd and 24 March 2015
TEST: March - May 2015

Invitation to apply: 1st April 2015
Deadline for applications: 24th April 2015
Applicants notified: 30th April 2015

14th, 15th and 16th May 2015
LAUNCH: May onwards



Got a question or want to find out how we can support you with paid graduate placements?

Share your Know How with us #knowhow14
Feel free to drop us an email on
Say hello on Twitter @nearnow or @wearesnook
Call us or leave a message on the Know How hotline on 0115 850 7846


We have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Know How programme and our Graduate Placement offer.  Before you get in touch to ask a question, why not check the FAQs to see if someone else has already beat you to it.

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Know How, delivered by Broadway's Near Now programme in partnership with Snook, is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2007 to 2013 and supported using public funding by Arts Council England, with additional finance contributed by regional universities.

European Union Investing in Your Future - European Regional Development Fund 2007-13     


Funded by
Arts Council England